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International Travel and Tourism, 1st Quarter 2014

 

1st Quarter 2014– Highlights

 
 
 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.      The number of tourist arrivals for the 1st Quarter 2014 decreased by 1.0% to reach 263,293.
 
2.      The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 76% of total tourist arrivals for the 1st Quarter of 2014, is given in the table below:
                             
Country
Tourist Arrivals
1st Quarter 2013
1st Quarter 2014 1
% change
France
78,120
75,028
-4.0
Reunion
41,742
39,757
-4.8
United Kingdom
21,150
19,947
-5.7
People's Rep. of China
9,323
18,033
93.4
S. Africa, Rep. of
19,736
17,634
-10.7
Germany
16,565
16,209
-2.1
India
13,402
13,381
-0.2
Other countries
65,800
63,304
-3.8
Total
265,838
263,293
-1.0
1 Revised
 
 
3.      Apart from China, tourist arrivals from the main markets registered negative growths.
 
4.      As regards the three emerging markets, tourist arrivals from:
(i)  India decreased by 0.2% from 13,402 to 13,381;
(ii) People’s Rep. of China almost doubled from 9,323 to 18,033; and
(iii) Russian Federation increased by 2.8% from 5,113 to 5,257.
 
5.      Based on availability of recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for the year 2014 is maintained at 1,030,000.  Compared to 993,106 tourist arrivals in 2013, this will result in a growth of 3.7%.
 
Tourism earnings
 
6.   According to the Bank of Mauritius, tourism earnings for the 1st quarter of 2014 amounted to Rs 11, 516 million, down by 4.5 % from Rs 12, 064 million in 2013.
 
7.   For the year 2014, tourism earnings would be around Rs 44,500 million.
 
 
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20 May 2014